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  • On Einstein and God

    November 8, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    On October 8, 2012, a handwritten letter was set for auction on e-bay.  It sold, 10 days later, with a winning bid of over $3M.  The handwritten letter was penned by Albert Einstein to Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind in January 1954, a year before Einstein’s death.  In the...

  • Einstein, Kaplan and Heschel walk into a bar

    By Roger Price

    November 1, 2012 | 9:01 am

    It was in 1953, or so. The exact date is lost to memory.  The pub was somewhere just north of Columbia University. Albert Einstein, perhaps the greatest physicist of the century, picked the place in part because he was visiting an old friend at Columbia, as he was traveling from...

  • Once dreaming of a Hebrew charter school, now only Mandarin is offered

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    When the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEA) opened in August 2010, part of the draw for parents was the chance for students at the Santa Clarita charter middle and high school to study Hebrew. 

    Since then, AEA backers have submitted petitions to set up...

  • Einstein online: Internet archive offers window into physicist’s life and work

    March 20, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Ever wonder about Albert Einstein’s love life?

    Now you can get a firsthand glimpse by searching the newly improved Einstein Archives website, which relaunched Monday with expanded offerings.

    The online archive now makes available digitally 2,000 documents from Einstein’s papers...

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  • Schoenberg buys Einstein letter for Holocaust museum

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 18, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    See below for complete letter.

    The “anonymous” buyer of a historic letter by Albert Einstein has identified himself as E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg, president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

    Schoenberg paid $13,936 for the one-page letter, signed by Einstein on...

  • Einstein letter sells for $14,000

    October 12, 2011 | 11:53 am

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  • Einstein letter on refugees sold for $13,936

    Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    See below for complete letter.

    A 1939 letter written by Albert Einstein to a New York businessman, was sold Tuesday evening by a Los Angeles auction house for $13,936, double the anticipated price.

    “We [Jews] have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity and our...

  • A coup for Hebrew U—Gates to accept award

    By Jacob Berkman

    July 8, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Usually a “mazel tov” would go to the person being honored, but this week the American Friends of the Hebrew University is accepting congratulations for convincing one of the world’s richest men to accept an award.

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates will receive the...

  • In Spring a reader’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... books

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Chabon's Alaskan Adventure

    In Michael Chabon's invented world, Yiddish is spoken in the Alaskan panhandle.

    After World War II, the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska -- not Israel -- became the homeland for the Jews.

    "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" (HarperCollins, May,...

  • Smarty Pants

    By Abby Gilad

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Albert Einstein was a very smart man -- probably one of smartest people of all time. In 1905, when he was 26, he had a "miracle year," in which he proved the existence and sizes of molecules, explained light as both particles and waves and created the Special Theory of Relativity....

  • Everything’s Relative

    By Tom Tugend

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Visitors entering the exhibit on Albert Einstein first have to pass through a gravity-warping black hole.

    It's the only disorienting experience in a mind-stretching encounter with the life, loves and thoughts of the man who, in a very real sense, explained and shaped the modern world...

  • Your Letters

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Killer's Face

    The article, "Inmate Wants New Label to Avoid Hate" (April 9), was greatly offensive. I can accept the need to address the rights of Jewish prisoners. I am unable to accept opening The Journal only to see the face of a brutal killer. Not only did he kill a dear...